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Aircraft recovery equipment, mats, lifting bags

Aircraft recovery mat

What is aircraft recovery mat?

These are plates designed for aircrafts in case of emergency landings or other rescue operations to create a stable runway. It is important in the field of aeronautics. Aircrafts can land even if there is mud, snow or rain. Moreover, an aircraft recovery mat is very resistant thanks to the double-ply coated fabric construction reinforced with composite rods. Easy and quickly to be installed on the ground. An aircraft cannot get stuck thanks to these plates. A real benefit!

Why use aircraft recovery mat?

Mustmove® aircraft recovery mats are an innovative solution* dedicated to aircraft rescue operations regardless of the weather or ground conditions.

Musthane’s patented aircraft recovery mats are used for the following operations:

  • Create a quick and temporary access road for emergency vehicles to facilitate their access to damaged aircraft
  • Be a traction mat to transport the plane and clear the airport runway which may be blocked following the accident.

Aircraft recovery mats have benefits:

  • Improvement of soil bearing capacity
  • Can compensate for the ruts created by the aircraft during its runway

These aircraft recovery equipment have excellent puncture resistance. Their non-slip surface and the high quality of their self-supporting properties make it easy to tow the aircraft off the runway.

Several mat sections can be easily connected to each other thanks to an innovative slotted joint system. This provides a continuous track without the need for additional anchors.

Their light weight (less than 10 kg/m2) and compactness (a 5 m roll can be rolled up to a diameter of less than 55 cm) allows for quick and easy deployment. Their mud and sand impermeable surface makes them very easy to remove after use.

In order to ensure a very good adherence of the aircraft recovery mat to the ground, it is fixed with revolutionary anchors patented by Musthane.

Aircraft recovery mats for airplanes do not require any particular maintenance. A simple cleaning with a water jet and they are ready to be rolled up for reuse.

* Patents granted

Use case aircraft recovery mat

  • Runway excursion of an aircraft
  • Access from service or emergency vehicles
  • Temporary cabs

Technical characteristics of aircraft recovery equipment

We manufacture the aircraft recovery mats in fabric coated with double-ply elastomer reinforced with composite rods.

Aircraft recovery mats for aircraft are resistant to all civil and military aircraft fuels (Avgas, Jet A1, F34…) as well as to hydraulic fluids and oils.

They are resistant to temperatures from -40°C to +90°C.

Their composition allows them to be rolled up and therefore to be very compact. For example, a 2.1m x 5m anti-slide mat has a folded dimension of Ø 0.55m x 2.1m.

This aircraft recovery equipment can be repaired on site.

The fixing anchors are light and their shape allows vehicles to run on them. In many situations the anchoring of the mats is not necessary. Indeed, the design of the mats allows the creation of bars to block and maintain the mat on soft floors.

LengthWidthNet weightFolded sizes
5,0 m2,1 m95 kgØ 0,55 x 2,1m
3,0 m3,4 m92 kgØ 0,45 x 3,4m
3,0 m4,2 m114 kgØ 0,45 x 4,2m

Advantages of aircraft recovery mats

  • Light (less than 10kg/m²)
  • Non-slip surface
  • Puncture resistant
  • Impermeable to mud and sand
  • Easy to recover after use
  • Excellent load-bearing capacity
  • On-site repair possible
  • Customizable with logo/colors
  • Simple and seamless connections
  • Easy to wear and deploy
  • Long service life
  • Easy cleaning with water jet

Optional accessories for aircraft recovery mat

Aircraft recovery mats made to measure

Our design office is at your disposal to realize anti-slide mats for airplanes adapted to your needs and wishes.

Do not hesitate to tell us about your different dimensional and visual problems (colors, logo…), our engineers are at your disposal to meet your requirements and provide you with custom aircraft recovery mats.

In the context of aircraft rescue, discover also our range of aircraft lifting equipment.


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